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TSERS & LGERS Boards of Trustees

Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees

The Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) provides benefits to all full-time teachers and State employees in all public school systems, universities, departments, institutions, and agencies of the State. The TSERS Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members, including eight actively working employees or retirees, as well as five public and appointed members who also serve on the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board.

Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees

The Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System (LGERS) provides benefits to employees of cities, towns, counties, boards, ​commissions, and other entities of local government in North Carolina. Because participation by local governments is voluntary, the operation of LGERS is dependent upon the acceptance and continuing financial support of the governing bodies and employees of local governments. The LGERS Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members, including five ex-officio or public Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System Board members, plus eight members representing local governments.

Meetings

The dates of the regular quarterly meetings of the Boards of Trustees of the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System and the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System are listed below. The meetings will convene at 9:30 a.m. at our offices at 3200 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604, in the Dogwood Conference Room, unless otherwise indicated below.​

Meeting Archives

TSERS/LGERS Board of Trustees Meetings

TSERS/LGERS Board of Trustees Meetings

Meeting Dates/Minutes Board Materials

January 29, 2020

TSERS Minutes
LGERS Minutes

April 23, 2020

TSERS Minutes
LGERS Minutes

July 30, 2020

The public is welcome to attend via teleconference. Board Members, Staff and Presenters will be sent an email with instructions and additional details.
Conference Line: 1-866-434-5269; Access Code: 6936334

October 29, 2020

Conference Line: 1-866-434-5269; Access Code: 6936334

Meet the TSERS Board Members

Meet the TSERS Board Members

Photo of Treasurer Folwell

State Treas​​urer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, Chair - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Ex Officio 
Expiration Date: Indefinite

Photo of Lentz Brewer
 

Lentz Brewer - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: President Pro tempore/General Public
Appointed: August 8, 2013
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Photo of John Ebbighausen​
 

John Ebbighausen​

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/National Guard 
Appointed: February 7, 2018
Expiration: June 30, 2021

Photo of Vernon Gammon
 

Vernon Gammon -TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/General Public
Appointed: ​February 9, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

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Dirk German

Appt. By/ Rep: Governor/ State Law Enforcement Officer
Appointed: February 8, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

Photo of Barbara Gibson
 

Barbara ​Gibson

Appt. By/Rep:​ Ex Officio/OSHR Director
Appointed: January 1, 2017
Expiration Date: Indefinite

Photo of Linda Gunter
 

Linda Gunter

Appt. By/Rep.:  Governor/Retired Teacher
Appointed: ​February 7, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Photo of Oliver Holley
 

Oliver Holley

Appt. By/Rep.:  Governor/ActiveTeacher
Appointed: ​February 7, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Photo of Kathryn Johnston

Kathryn Johnston (on behalf of Superintendent Mark Johnson) - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Ex Officio
Appointed: April 30, 2019
Expiration Date: Indefinite

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Greg Patterson - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Speaker of House/General Public 
Appointed: ​​November 3, 2015
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Photo of Margaret Reader
 

Margaret Reader

Appt. By/Rep: Governor/Active State Employee
Appointed: July 10, 2017
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

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Joshua Smith

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/General Public
Appointed: July 10, 2017
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

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Jeffrey Winstead

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/ Retired State Employee
Appointed: June 10, 2017
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Email the TSERS Board: tsersboard@nctreasurer.com

 

Meet the LGERS Board Members

Meet the LGERS Board Members

Photo of Treasurer Folwell

State Treas​​urer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, Chair - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Ex Officio 
Expiration Date: Indefinite

Photo of Clee Atkinson

Clee Atkinson

Appt. By/Rep: Governor/Local Law Enforcement Officer
Appointed: 12/17/2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

No photo currently available for this board member

Melody Braddy

Appt. By/Rep.:  Governor /Active Local Government Employee
Appointed: July 17, 2020
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024

Photo of Lentz Brewer

Lentz Brewer - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: President Pro tempore/General Public
Appointed: August 8, 2013
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

No photo currently available for this board member

Tony Brown

Appt. By/Rep.:   Governor/Active County Manager
Appointed: July 10, 2020
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024

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Allen Buansi

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/Municipal Official 
Appointed: ​March 27, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

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Homer Dearmin

Appt. By/Rep.:  Governor /Active City Manager
Appointed: July 17, 2020
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024

Photo of Vernon Gammon

Vernon Gammon -TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/General Public
Appointed: ​February 9, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

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Kevin Gordon

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/Firefighter
Appointed: September 5, 2013
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020​

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Brenda Howerton

Appt. By/Rep.: Governor/County Commissioner
Appointed: April 1, 2016
Expiration Date:  March 31, 2020

Photo of Kathryn Johnston

Kathryn Johnston (on behalf of Superintendent Mark Johnson) - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Ex Officio
Appointed: April 30, 2019
Expiration Date: Indefinite

No photo currently available for this board member

Jeff Morse

Appt. By/Rep.:   Governor/Retired Local Government Employee
Appointed: July 13, 2020
Expiration Date: March 31, 2024

Photo of Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson - TSERS and LGERS Boards

Appt. By/Rep.: Speaker of House/General Public 
Appointed: ​​November 3, 2015
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Email the LGERS Board: lgersboard@nctreasurer.com

Firefighters' & Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund Advisory Panel

Firefighters' & Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund Advisory Panel

The Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund provides a set amount retirement benefit to paid and volunteer firefighters and rescue squad workers in the state. The Advisory Panel to the Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund is comprised of seven members, who are paid or volunteer members within the Fund and are appointed by the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Legislation passed in 2013 created this Advisory Panel as an extension to the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System. The Advisory Panel meets at least annually to discuss the status and needs of the Fire and Rescue Pension Fund, and reports its findings to the Board of Trustees of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System.

Meeting Date/Minutes Meeting Materials
May 9, 2019
(866) 434-5269,
Access Code: 6936334
Minutes
June 3, 2020
(866) 434-5269,
Access Code: 6936334

Email the Fire & Rescue Advisory Panel: NC.FireAndRescue@nctreasurer.com

Meet the Fire & Rescue Pension Fund Advisory Panel Members

Meet the Fire & Rescue Pension Fund Advisory Panel Members

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Thomas G. Causey, Chair

Appt. By/Rep.: Ex Officio 
Expiration Date: Indefinite

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Walter Beroth 

Appt. by/Rep.: LGERS Board/General Public
Appointed: April 26, 2018
Expiration Date: January 16, 2022

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Dean Coward 

Appt. by/Rep.: LGERS Board/Volunteer Firefighter
Appointed: January 16, 2014
Expiration Date: January 16, 2022

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Kevin Gordon

Appt. by/Rep.: LGERS Board/Paid Firefighter
Appointed: January 16, 2014
Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

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Debra Poe

Appt. by/Rep.: LGERS Board/Volunteer Rescue Squad Worker
Appointed: January 16, 2014
Expiration Date: January 16, 2022

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Gary Whitman

Appt. by/Rep.: LGERS Board/Paid Rescue Squad Worker
Appointed: January 16, 2014
Expiration Date: January 16, 2022

No photo available for Debra Poe

Kimberly Williams

Appt. by/Rep: State Insurance Commissioner representative
Expiration Date: Indefinite